Ronald LaPorte, who created an Internet repository of lectures on global health and disease prevention, will be a guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina's Harper College Monday at 11:30 a.m.
"Ron has championed the development, sharing and electronic delivery of education in global health, and he is one of those individuals who has clearly had an impact globally in the daily health of underserved countries," said Tom Chandler, dean of USC's Arnold School of Public Health.
LaPorte, to speak in the third-floor Gressette Room, is the 2009 Winona B. Vernberg lecturer, named in honor of the late USC public health dean, the driving force behind the school's establishment.
LaPorte is a professor of epidemiology and director of telecommunications and disease monitoring in the World Health Organization's Collaborating Centre at the University of Pittsburgh.
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His Internet repository, called Supercourse, has a network of more than 65,000 scientists in 174 countries who share a library of 3,712 lectures in 31 languages. There is no cost for use of the network.